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Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Posted on: July 18, 2011 10:30 am
Edited on: July 18, 2011 2:07 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Over the weekend, Cedric Benson was arrested in Austin for assault. The collective response from most folks was: "Again?"

That's a problem. And so is the fact that Benson was the third Bengal in the past eight days to get arrested (Adam "Pacman" Jones and Marvin White were both arrested in the last week). Fortunately, the Bengals can use the lockout to no-comment the rash of arrests away.

"The team is aware of the incidents," Bengals public relations director Jack Brennan said, per Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer. "However, as with most situations of this nature, it would be inappropriate for the team to comment until the matters are resolved through normal legal channels."

Unfortunately, as Reedy notes, Cincinnati leads the league in arrests since 2000, with 35! 

That's not something they'll likely comment on now either, and it might not be anything too surprising (it is the Bengals) but it's still a disturbingly high number of arrests.

The -- somewhat anyway -- good news is that such a run on legal issues isn't a problem that stems out of the lockout and an associated rise in crime (you may recall noted sociologist Ray Lewis' theory on this).

It's a problem that stems specifically from the Bengals organization, and probably why the "national media continues to hammer" them for basically everything.

And much like Cincy suddenly rising up and winning a Super Bowl, change isn't something you should expect to see until there's a systematic overhaul of the franchise.

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Comments

Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Have any white players been arrested during the lockout?  Wink.........

PRECISELY, and they wonder WHY!



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

He's a FA........NOT A CINCINNATI BENGAL !!!!!!!!!! Former yes - Current no



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Least there leading the league in something. Cincinnati has fast become the franchise of 2nd chances, only make sense that they'll be burned by this philosophy a few times.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

There is no excuse for Bengals off the field behavior the past ten years. There is no excuse for an NFL QB forcing himself on a women in a night club bathroom while body guards block the door either.


To excuse bad behavior of one is very hypocritical. One could argue a rape or sexual assault far outweighs an assault.


But, back to topic, if they are guilty, then they should be punished by the league and hopefully they are all out of a job.     




Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

gee i dont unerstand i mean why doesnt the nhl have this issue?



Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

I love being a Bengals fan!!!!



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

The Bengals lead the league in arrests:  in other news, water is wet.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Best bengal job: Defense lawyer
Worst bengal job: PR Director



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 6:49 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

NFL Arrests Database...coolest tool ever!!!  SOOOOO many losers and dirtbags its funny.




Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 6:22 pm
 

Bengals lead league in arrests, no-comment Benson

Theres a NEWS FLASH. I think everyone already had that one figured.Undecided


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